Laser Assisted Liposuction
During your initial consultation, your doctor will evaluate your localized areas of fat deposits and the integrity (elasticity) of your skin. Your doctor will discuss the most appropriate liposuction options for you. Laser Assisted Liposuction may be used alone or along with traditional liposuction. You should tell your doctor about your concerns and expectations. Your doctor will perform a general health evaluation. It is common for “before” photos to be taken for your medical records. You will need to stop smoking before your surgery. Your doctor will let you know if any of your medications should be temporarily discontinued as well.
Your surgeon will use a pre-determined pattern of treatment. The cannula is carefully inserted through small punctures in the skin. The cannula is moved back and forth allowing the laser to disrupt the fat cells. The laser’s energy makes the fat removal easy.
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